Astrology for Windows

Astrology for Windows


Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 8 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.0.30
File Size:
6.77MB
Date Added:
February 07, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
18,755
Downloads Last Week:
417
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  • All Versions:

    4.2

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    3.8

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 1 stars

    "Worst program I have ever tried to use."

    February 24, 2014   |   By GreenLeaf234

    Version: Astrology for Windows 3.0.30

    Pros

    I have no doubt that the actual data might be good, but I was not able to get that far because of the poorly designed software.

    Cons

    The software is in desperate need of usability testing. No one should have to read an entire manual before making sense of the basic commands of the program.

    Summary

    I am a data analyst, with a strong background in tech support and software testing. I've installed countless programs and am a quick learner. I just tried installing this software for my grandmother. I found the interface to be very dated looking and the program confusing and complex as a new user. My grandmother knows plenty about astrology, but we couldn't figure out enough of the software to make the program work. For example, when you launch the software for the first time, it prompts for a location and such, but doesn't explain WHICH location, or what the purpose is. I had to just assume that it was the info for the astrologer (and an assumption like this could skew the results). The next screen asks for a birth date, location, etc and is not user-friendly and it took about 20 minutes to even figure out how to get the right data into the screen, after digging around the atlas and figuring how to carry the data back to the original page. I tried using the help menus, but never could find answers to my questions. I found that there was a 400-page manual, but if it actually takes reading a 400 page manual to run the basics of a program, then that says something about the program. We finally figured out how to do a sample chart, but then ran into problems with the report. The company had assured my grandmother that everything necessary was in the software for reporting, but after an hour of troubleshooting and trying to look for the right add on software and not getting anywhere, I gave up. We were never able to access the report or interpretation data.

    What was the most disturbing was that I contacted the company and explained the issue and that the software was too confusing and complex for my grandmother to manage and asked for a refund. The owner angrily took offense that I criticized his software, accused me of trying to take away my grandmother's astrology tools, implied I was unsympathetic towards astrology, said I had insulted his software, and ignored my request for a refund. I am dumbfounded.

    Updated on Feb 24, 2014

    Just realized that my software is for the Astrodelux report writer, not this more basic program which I have not used. Due to the rude customer service I received for the software I worked with, I will not be trying any other software from this company.

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  • 5 stars

    "Everything Dilettante Astrologists Need at Great Value"

    June 13, 2013   |   By phausberg

    Version: Astrology for Windows 3.0.30

    Pros

    This program provides most of what Astrology dilettantes need to do their thing. Excellent intuitive user interface, feature packed, and varied views of maps, transits and aspects. Astrology for Windows allows you to do native charts, transits, solar revolutions and compatibility charts. The developer is very proactive in fixing bugs. I reported problems with printing and converting to pdf, which were promptly addressed.

    Cons

    This is a mature program, so the bugs are pretty minor. Rest assured that if you report any problem, the developer will take care of it right away.

    Summary

    I've used Astrology for Windows for many years, and believe it's a perfect combination of simplicity, features, and great value. I highly recommend it.

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  • 5 stars

    "Clear, Compact, & Concise..."

    May 29, 2013   |   By elderlearner

    Version: Astrology for Windows 3.0.30

    Pros

    the graphics of the chart are extremely clear and large enough to see easily....colorful without being gaudy. The ability to view the aspects in list
    form , Then to see the aspects as a graphic illustration in the center of the chart....which can be displayed as both a combination of the harmonious & disharmonious major/minor aspects, or separately in each category , all from an easy to use slider bar right on the front of the chart page...
    There is the capacity to copy the data about each chart and paste it into whatever word processing program you have, to save in a file or to print it out.... There
    is a transit section which is quite comprehensive again very easy to use, and there is a large
    index and help section The report section has concise , interpretations of the chart components in both the Natal & Transit mode..

    Cons

    There are not many cons for this program, and should any glitches show up, John is quick to fix them.. as he did with the Atlas problem... Good things really do come in small packages...

    Summary

    Overall this is a program that a beginner and those a bit more experienced in Astrology could use readily before advancing to the even larger report writer program, another of John's Gems....

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  • 4 stars

    "Best value astrology program today!"

    April 07, 2013   |   By Antipodean9

    Version: Astrology for Windows 3.0.30

    Pros

    I have used this program for over 10 years - easy to use for novices to experienced astologers, good simple graphics and typeface

    Cons

    Not many, small issue, when entering birth month, and press enter it defaults to the atlas instead of the birth year.

    Summary

    Love it

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  • 4 stars

    "Straight forward, get what you need to know astrology"

    April 06, 2013   |   By DeanB

    Version: Astrology for Windows 3.0.30

    Pros

    Easy to use and understand, a great place to start for learning to read astrology charts for yourself. I use the base program and it works for everything I need. I have several friends who have the report writer, and they have many positive things to say. The Chart is clear, prints well, looks good. Switch between the wheel, to the transits in one click. Simple, no-nonsense no endless drop down.

    On the technical side: DAMN stable windows program. I mean seriously no memory bleed, no kernel crashes even in 64-bit mode.

    I have been using Halloran Astrology since..dear gods, Windows 3.1!!!

    Cons

    Requires the basic understanding of map reading to enter your location if you happen by strange circumstance not live in one of the preset map locations..if you do, then google lat and long for your current location.

    Summary

    Read above. Download it. Be happy(ier)!

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